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Hannah J. Wise

News Partnerships Lead, Local News Lab at The Brown Institute



Hannah Wise is the News Partnerships Lead for the Brown Institute’s Local News Lab. She forges collaborations between the lab and local newsrooms helping them access top notch technology that supports financial sustainability. Previously, she bridged the gap between journalism and tech at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where she led a multi-disciplinary team that successfully launched dozens of interactive, data-driven news projects that ranged from local newsroom collaborations to Canada’s federal election. Hannah is also a certified solution-focused coach with a strong interest in psychology, equity and inclusion. Her work is centered on making journalism a fulfilling and healthy career option, especially for people from historically marginalized backgrounds.